21 May 2007

Irish Elections

It hasn't been easy to learn about Irish politics, even in this election season. This video was a big help in at least understanding what the political parties stand for.

Hmmmmmm . . . or maybe not.
(HT: ElBlogador)

A Walk Through Dublin

Seems like every time I walk through town these days, something interesting is happening, especially on a beautiful day like today.

I stopped by to chat with Dave (chalk artist in the picture below) and mentioned THESE GUYS. He said that he was thinking about doing some 3D chalk art himself. I also noticed a guy on stilts on the same corner as Dave. I think he was part of a promotional thing for a bank or something.


At the top of Grafton Street, something else got my attention: A life size Halo action figure. It was a promo for Halo 3 and for an XBox Live Gaming Centre on S. William Street. Didn't have a chance to check out the gaming centre, but it's now on my radar.


And finally, when I got to the LUAS at St. Stephen's Green, I noticed a group of TV cameras crowding around someone. I think he's a politician, probably chatting about the upcoming elections. He looks familiar. I should probably know who he is. Ooops.


07 May 2007

Dublin Video Collage

02 May 2007

Free Drama Performances

Ireland is well known for its historical wealth of theatrical works, boasting the likes of Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats, George B. Shaw, and Samuel Becket among the ranks of Irish playwrights. Kristy and I have been talking for some time now about catching a show at the Gaiety or Abbey theatres. (Looking to see Riverdance at the Gaiety sometime in July.)

One thing we've got in the diary for sure is a free drama event that DUN Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council are hosting for two weekends this month called 'Centre Stage.' Over the course of the festival, there will be 6 shows, though it doesn't sound like they'll all be full length features. (For example, a group called the Balally Players will be performing 'scenes from' Much Ado About Nothing.)

Should be some good craic and, of course, you can't beat the price. =)